Kerk Chiew Siong, Malaysian aged 66, became a member of the Board of Directors on 4 October 1991 and was appointed as an Executive Director on 3 August 2000. His position as Executive Director was redesignated to Non-Executive Director on 1 February 2003. On 17 August 2006, he then became the Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Company. He was appointed as the Director of HSPM on 12 March 1981 and then as an Executive Director on 1 January 1990 before being redesignated as Vice Chairman on 1 February 2003. He became the Chairman on 10 July 2018. He was appointed as Director of HSHY on 15 February 1988 and then became the Deputy Managing Director of the same on 1 January 1990 before being redesignated as Executive Director on 1 February 2003. Subsequently, he was redesignated to Managing Director on 1 July 2016. He is the brother of Kuo Choo Song and Y. Bhg. Dato’ Keh (Kerk) Chu Koh, and uncle of Kerk Chian Tung, Teo Lee Teck and Kerk Kar Han. He does not have any conflict of interest with the Company except for certain recurrent related party transactions of revenue or trading nature that is necessary for day-to-day operations of the Group. He has no convictions for any offences over the past 10 years.
As head of the Quality Assurance and Business Development Department, he is responsible for devising strategies for market development and researching the potentials of the Group’s products in existing as well as new markets. He was also responsible for overlooking the achievement of consolidated certification of ISO 9001:2008, HACCP Warranty and ISO 22000:2005 which were awarded in year 2012.